December 20, 2012

The Best of Naptime Holidays: Homemade Gifts, Party Food, Make-Ahead Breakfasts & More! {Naptime Simple Tips}

Meyer Lemon & Ginger Tea LoavesWhile I wrap up my holiday preparations in anticipation of next week I thought I would stop in with a quick recap of all of the best holiday food and party ideas I’ve been posting here for the past few years. These are some of our family favorites for the holiday season. The recipes I turn to again and again. Given my current state I had to be especially prepared this year (!) since lately I’ve been in no mood to stand on my feet for any great length of time. I am sure I’ll make up for it next year! In the mean time, I hope you and your families are looking forward to a fabulous and fun week ahead.

A trio of homemade biscotti recipes

Homemade Edible Gift Ideas:

Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

Cocoa Almonds

Meyer-Lemon Ginger Loaves

Winnie’s Spiced Dark Chocolate Bark with Hazelnuts and Apricots

Homemade Chai Concentrate

A Trio of Homemade Biscotti

Cranberry Sauce

Easy Party Food Ideas:

Herbed Party Rice

Herbs de Provence Popovers

Baked Brie in Filo

Quick Cranberry Chutney

Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Dip

Party Crostinis


Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast Ideas for Guests (make-ahead & more!):

Vegetable Pie

Asparagus & Mushroom Strata

Overnight Panettone French Toast

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Double Egg-n-Bacon Sandwiches

Orange Blossom & Almond Overnight French Toast

Sparkling Eggnog Muffins

Strawberry Steel-Cut Oat Loaf

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wraps


Best Holiday Cookies

Festive Cookie Recipes:

Eggnog Cookies with Browned Butter Icing

Pinata Cookies

Freckled Espresso Shortbread

Double Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Bars

Spiced Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

Spiced Buttery Pecan Snowballs

Sparkling Chai Sables

Vanilla Crescent Cookies

One Response to “The Best of Naptime Holidays: Homemade Gifts, Party Food, Make-Ahead Breakfasts & More! {Naptime Simple Tips}”

  1. Karen says:

    WOW! this look so delicious. I am graving! This week end i will try this..